Lakes doubles storage space

12 Jun, 14

Following a move to larger premises, Lakes now doubles space

Shower enclosure supplier Lakes Bathrooms has nearly doubled its storage space, just two years after moving to larger premises. 

It has added a mezzanine floor to its warehouse, based at the company’?s Gloucestershire headquarters, which has expanded the storage area to 120,000 sq ft.

The company’?s three acre site in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, doubled its previous space and consolidated four factory units into one two-storey building with mixed office and warehouse space.

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Sales and marketing director of Lakes Bathrooms Clive Organ explained: “?In the last twelve months we have introduced a new semi-frameless range to our popular 8mm Coastline Collection, added new bath screens to the Classic Collection and expanded other ranges within the portfolio. This means we already have 40 product lines in stock, with the range of sizes making for over 160 variants.? ?We must now prepare to house stock not only to service this, but to support major product launches due to be unveiled in the coming months, in order to be ready for the demand that they create”,? he concluded.

He continued, stating that the company did not foresee the growth over the two-year period: ?”We could be accused of being under ambitious when we moved to much larger, 60,000 sq ft premises in 2012″?, adding: ?”But we never dreamt then that in such a short space of time we would have demand for the colossal volume of stock we now need to hold in order to satisfy market demand and maintain our 24/48 hour delivery service across the UK to retailers and wholesalers.”? He added: “?It?s a nice problem to have, but means that we have to develop the site to cope with our own success.”? According to Lakes Bathrooms, the company now holds around 20,000 pieces of stock.